Yesterday, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Deena Nicole Cortese shared an adorable new photo of an afternoon out with her son Christopher John, also known as CJ, with her Instagram followers. They liked the image over 59,800 times and filled her feed with positive comments. Yet, it was one fan statement that got the reality star fired up, causing her to clap back in response.
"Luv u but why is ur face covered n not ur sons?" questioned one Instagram user.
In response, Deena said, "Because my doctor said children under 2 should NOT wear a mask."
CDC spokesman Jason McDonald said to LAist that it is recommended not to place cloth face masks on children under the age of 2 years to prevent suffocation.
Fans loved the fact that Deena stood up for her own decisions as a parent and liked the reality television star's comment 89 times thus far. Other fans appeared to have no issue with the fact that the little boy was not wearing a mask, and instead, chose to focus on the positive aspects of the sweet share.
"I watched you grow up on television and for what it's worth I'm very proud of the woman and mother you have become," said a second fan.
"So handsome! And he looks so blonde in this pic!" stated a third follower.
"He's so big! Every time you post a pic of him he gets bigger and bigger," observed a fourth Instagram fan.